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Re: Francis and Sarah Laughlin Children 1780's SC/GA?
Posted by: Sam Hall (ID *****9551) Date: January 08, 2006 at 12:23:00
In Reply to: Re: Francis and Sarah Laughlin Children 1780's SC/GA? by Jim Laughlin of 114

Thank you for answering.
I do have the names of Sarah Laughlin's parent's, I'm sure you do also but if not let me know. I do not have any more info. on the 1st Frances and Mary McGoffin Wafer.
James Wafer's wife, Sarah Elder Wafer died 11 July 1847 in Bond Co., Ill. Nancy Wafer and John Margrave - marriage date 2 Dec. 1813 Caldwell Co., Ky. Elizabeth (Betsey) Wafer and John Weeks - I have that Elizabeth died in Caldwell, Kentucky, don't know where John died. William and Perney Smith Wafer were married 12 Mar 1829 in Pendleton Dist, S.C. Thomas and Elizabeth (Laughlin) Wafer. Thomas Wafer b. abt 1795, Georgia, d. Miller Co., Arkansas?, Elizabeth Laughlin b. 15, June 1801 Pendleton Dist, SC., married 30 Nov 1820 Bond Co., Ill. - Source Bond co. Ill. Marriage Site. Her parents John and Mary (Dalrymple) Laughlin. Have children if interested.

Here is some info you might find interesting if you don't already have it.

A family tradition says that Francis Wafer left home to go to the fair fully intending to return home that night. On the road he met a "soothsayer" who told him that he would never sleep in his father's house again. Later that day in town a ship was ready to sail for America and offered him inducements to come and make his fortune trading with the Indians. So he came to America made several fortunes, lost each one, married another Irish immigrant and never returned to Ireland.

Family tradition - as related by his grandson James Wafer and his great-grandson Jonathan F. Wafer. He died in SC?. According to family tradition, Francis Wafer, immigrated to America when he was a young man. He was active in Indian trading, he was a Catholic, and well read. He purchased land in Craven County in the eastern part of North Carolina in 1755. The land was sold in 1758. He apparently moved to York Co., South Carolina.

"Thomas Wafer was in 1805 lottery list. Thomas and Francis Wafer were enumerated in Pendleton Dist., S.C., in 1790, but not found there in 1800. James married Isaac Boreing's daughter Asenath, called Senah, born 22 Feb. 1789. They had sons Thomas B. and James J. Wafer. After Senah's death. James T. Wafer mrried 27 June 1816 Elizabeth Menefee.
According to family tradition, one Francis Wafer, born Ireland c. 1706, married Mary McGoffin, arrived in Craven Co., North Carolina, by 6 December 1755, when he bought land he sold 17 December 1758. He appears to have moved to South Carolina, having children Francis (b. in S. C. 1760), Alexander, Thomas, Betsy (married Samuel Chandler), Nancy ( married James Hogg and 2. Daniel Chandler), and Polly ( married Joel Mayberry). All three sons served in the Revolution. Alexander appears to have remained in S.C. Francis moved from York Dist., to Pendleton District before 1790, married Sarah, daughter of John and Mary Laughlin, moved to Edge field District in 1802, and with the Durly and Patton families in 1803 to the part of Livingston County that became Caldwell County, Kentucky. Francis died in Kentucky in 1823. His son James (born in York District, S.C., Sept. 28, 1785) and John Margrave (married in Caldwell County, Ky., Dec. 2, 1813, Nancy Wafer) moved Nov. 10, 1817 to Illinois, where James Wafer died, in Bond County, Feb 8, 1873. Thomas Wafer moved from Pendleton District to Franklin County, Ga., by 1803, and shortly there after to Jackson County. By 1810, Thomas had moved to Amite County, Miss., and subsequently lived in Arkansas and Louisiana, where he died before 1830. His children included, besides James T. of Jackson County, Joel, Mary (married William Mayberry), Mabry, Alexander, Sicily (married William Legget and 2nd. Samuel Friend), Nancy (married William Miller) and Thomas. Of the sons, only James T., b. Dec. 8, 1789 (Bible record) remained in Jackson County." - Gone To Georgia, by William C. Stewart, Natl. Geneol. Soc., 1965, reprinted 1979: pp. 181-2, citation 1031: "James T. Wafer 100110-10010-2

Francis and Mary McGoffin Wafer eventually moved to Craven County, North Carolina by 6 December 1755, when he bought land he then sold -17 December 1758 and later to South Carolina.

Land patent - 100 acres New Hanover Co., NC - 17 Apr. 1765
Land patent - 100 acres New Hanover Co., NC - 22 Dec. 1768 (adj. Previous patent)

All three sons of Francis and Mary McGoffin Wafer - Alexander, Thomas and Francis Jr. served in the Revolutionary War and all three along with Joel Mabry who married Polly Wafer, served in the same Regiment of Captain Waters.

Granville, South Carolina Census Book
1749 Wafer Francis/ Mary McGoffin of York
1752 Wafer, Francis/ Mary McGoffin married about 1721

1790 U.S. Federal Census, Georgetown, South Carolina
Roll M637_11, Page 85, Image 0024
Francis Wafer, Free white males of 16 years & upwards, including heads of families - 1, Free white males under 16 years - 2, Free white females including heads of families -
Please let me know if you differ with any of this information.

Thanks again,
Take care,

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